The Real Cure for Coronavirus

Governments are frantically trying to contain and combat the coronavirus, and those efforts are important, but the world’s best hope is private innovation. Cutting-edge diagnostic tests and treatments are advancing, and government should encourage the trend. President Trump recently ordered the Food and Drug Administration to “slash red tape like nobody’s ever done before” to make medicines approved for other …

Millions Of Hospital-Grade KN95 Masks Are Available, But The US Won’t Allow Them In

Eloisa Lopez / Reuters A sign posted on a medical supply store in Manila, Philippines, January 31, 2020. The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today. As hospitals around the country desperately seek N95 …

The Latest: Nepal extends nationwide lockdown by a week

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days. — New York state surpasses 1,000 coronavirus deaths —.Two cruise ships …

Krzysztof Penderecki, Polish Composer With Cinematic Flair, Dies at 86

But then, opera had been his most troublesome genre. Even “The Devils of Loudun” (1969), his first opera and the most popular, got mixed reviews and two thumbs down from the Vatican, which tried in vain to keep the composer from going ahead with his interpretation of a 17th-century scandal in the church. A rehearsal for “The Devils of Loudun” …

An Actual Virus Sobers the Goofy Age of ‘Going Viral’

Virginia Woolf, laid up with the flu, wrote that: “the merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has Shakespeare or Keats to speak her mind for her; but let a sufferer try to describe a pain in his head to a doctor and language at once runs dry.” Among all the gaping holes and wounds in our collective life that …

In This Moment of Solitude, Books Can Be Our Passports

The challenges and anxieties of authors shepherding books into the world pale before the ravages of a global pandemic. Nothing puts a professional disappointment into perspective like worrying about the health and safety of your loved ones. Still, the writers I know — in between calling their older relatives and fetching groceries for immunocompromised neighbors — are reeling in reaction …

$700,000 Homes in Montana, California and Georgia

Helena, Mont. | $699,000 An 1890 Queen Anne Victorian with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a 0.19-acre lot This historic home is in the South Central neighborhood of Helena, Montana’s capital. The central business district, with restaurants, bars and coffee shops, is less than a mile west. The South Hills Trail system leading down to …

‘Twilight Zone’ and the coronavirus: Seven episodes that are eerily timely during the pandemic

Six decades later, “The Twilight Zone” can be found on multiple channels (including MeTV and Syfy) and streaming services (Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video), largely because its themes on the human condition ring eternal. Time travel, cosmic exploration, the power of new technology, the experiences that bedevil us, the nostalgia that summons us — so much of what fascinated …